Testing brisged for safety after major hurricanes like Irma

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After Hurricane Irma hit, there was a major concern about South Florida’s bridges, mainly the ones in the Florida Keys. Would the structures be safe to cross for drivers anxious to get back home? Would relief efforts be impaired due to damage caused by massive winds? Fortunately, all 42 bridges that connect the mainland to […]

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Building better bridges: An FIU professor is leading the nation’s efforts to make infrastructure safer

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Written by Alexandra Pecharich  FIU has designated five university programs as “preeminent,” a recognition of high-caliber, collaborative work that generates unique learning opportunities, pioneering research and meaningful engagement with the external community while expanding the university’s financial base. This is the first in a series of articles that explores these programs in greater depth. Click here to […]

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Doctoral student hopes to move South Florida traffic forward by Millie Acebal

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by Millie Acebal If you live in South Florida, you know what a hassle traffic can be, especially during rush hour. For Homa Fartash, a doctoral student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, traffic is personal. Like most of us, she endures traffic to get to work and school, but more importantly, transportation is […]

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AAEES FIU Chapter placed 2nd in the 2016-2017 EESF/AEESP Student Video Competition

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The AAEES FIU Chapter was recognized by the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation (EESF) and the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) for 2016-2017 EESF/AEESP Student Video Competition. The team comprised of Allyson Tombesi (team leader), Ron Hariprashad and Sarah Solomon. The students placed second in the 2016-2017 EESF/AEESP Student Video Competition to […]

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The Wall of Wind is one of AAAS Magazine’s top 10 science images of 2016

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The Wall of Wind at Florida International University has been listed as one of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Magazine’s top 10 science images of 2016. A ‘disaster machine’ gets its close-up Robert Sullivan How can we best prepare for a cataclysmic event? Disaster machines—such as this “Wall of Wind” at Florida […]

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ACI Student Chapter at FIU place 2nd and 3rd in Concrete Bowling Ball Competition

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Florida International University’s (FIU) three teams took the top three spots at the 2017 Florida Concrete & Products Association’s (FC&PA) fourth annual Concrete Bowling Ball Competition in Orlando, Florida. Eleven teams from seven universities in Florida competed, and FIU’s School of Construction team took first place and the two teams from American Concrete Institute’s (ACI) […]

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FIU News: Donors, faculty strengthen partnerships at inaugural Endowed Faculty Reception

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By Charles Crespo FIU held its first Endowed Faculty Reception at the Reagan House March 22 to provide donors and scholars an opportunity to meet and converse about their values, visions, projects and aspirations. The goal was to strengthen donor-faculty relationships, and thank donors for their support and role in helping FIU move into the […]

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ASCE brings home awards from the 2017 Southeast Student Conference

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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter at Florida International University (FIU) attended the 2017 Southeast Student Conference on March 16-18, 2017 hosted by Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. FIU’s student chapter was able to place first in the Environmental competition and third in Professional Paper competition and ranked 12th among […]

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The New ABCs of Bridges

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The New ABCs of Bridges – click here to read full article Prism Magazine: January 2017 Atorod Azizinamini directs the Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transpiration Center at Florida International University … Terry, Prism magazine is an ASEE publication.

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[FIU News] U.S. Dept. of Transportation awards FIU millions to help build safer bridges

The U.S. Department of Transportation is advancing the FIU Bridge Engineering Program’s efforts to make the country’s aging bridges safer. FIU will receive $1.5 million per year, for five years, for its Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC). A combined match from the state and private sector will bring the award to more than $10 […]

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